Jamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has expanded their upcoming 2019 summer tour, which will feature support from genre-bending string band Arkansauce.Yonder Mountain String Band will open up the second leg of their summer tour with previously announced performances at North Plains, OR’s Northwest String Summit on July 19th and 20th, followed by stops at Hartford, CT’s Infinity Music Hall and Bistro (7/24); Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony (7/25); McKees Rocks, PA’s Roxian Theatre (7/26); Baldwinsville, NY’s Paper Mill Island Amphitheater (7/27); Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival (7/28); Columbus, OH’s A&R Music Bar (7/31); Lexington, KY’s The Burl (8/1); Ann Arbor, MI’s The Ark (8/2); Kansas City, MO’s Crossroads KC (8/9); and a previously announced performance at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 16th along with John Butler Trio.A fan pre-sale begins this Wednesday, May 15th at 10 a.m. (EST). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. (EST).See below for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates. Head to Yonder Mountain String Band’s website for ticketing and more information.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):5/23 & 24 Cumberland, MD DelFest5/26 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival7/19 & 20 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit7/24 Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall and Bistro7/25 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony7/26 McKees Rocks, PA Roxian Theatre7/27 Baldwinsville, NY Paper Mill Island Amphitheater7/28 Scranton, PA The Peach Music Festival7/31 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar8/01 Lexington, KY The Burl8/02 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark 8/09 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC8/16 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre View Tour Dates
Casting has yet to be announced for the Chicago production, but Mara Davi and On the Town’s Alysha Umphress played the leads in Virgina. Beaches started as a 1985 novel about a 30-year friendship and is best known for the 1988 movie featuring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey and THAT SONG: “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” The musical features a score by composer David Austin, with lyrics by Dart herself. The book of the musical is a collaboration between Dart and librettist Thom Thomas. Chicago—time to stock up on tissues—the Broadway-aimed Beaches is heading your way! According to Variety, the stage adaptation of Iris Rainer Dart’s tearjerker of a novel, which premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia this past spring, will have a limited engagement in the Windy City next year. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, the tuner will run June 24, 2015 through August 16 at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Ill. Opening night is set for July 2. View Comments
“I don’t want to speak on behalf of the campaign staff, but I think that this difference is large enough that we have to accept the result,” Grzegorz Schetyna, the former head of the opposition Civic Platform grouping that fielded Trzaskowski.Backed by PiS, Duda ran an acrimonious campaign, laced with homophobic language, attacks on private media and accusations that Trzaskowski serve foreign interests instead of Poland’s. Trzaskowski dismissed the accusations.Duda’s victory opens the way to new clashes between Poland and the European Commission as the EU tries to deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising nationalism across the 27-member bloc.Before PiS and Duda came to power in 2015, Poland had one of the most pro-European administrations in the bloc’s ex-communist east. But it has become increasingly combative, with divisions focusing on climate change and migration, in addition to democratic norms. Topics : EnemiesWarsaw mayor since 2018, Trzaskowski had said he would seek a more tolerant Poland if elected. He has criticized PiS’ rhetoric, vowing to abolish state news channel TVP Info, which critics say gave overt support to Duda in its programming.But to many religious conservatives in Poland, a predominantly Catholic nation, he came to represent the threats facing traditional values when he pledged to introduce education about LGBT rights in the city’s schools.”It’s what populists do very effectively. You name the enemy and you focus on combating him. This is what was used in this campaign, the fear of others,” Anna Materska-Sosnowska, a political scientist at the Warsaw University.In the last week of campaigning, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski accused Trzaskowski of being at the center of attempts to allow minorities to “terrorize” the rest of society.Economic policy was also at the heart of the election, with Duda painting himself as a guardian of generous PiS welfare programs that have transformed life for many poorer Poles since the party came to power in 2015.PiS now faces the prospect of three years of uninterrupted rule with the next parliamentary election scheduled for 2023.Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro suggested late on Sunday the party could push on quickly with its conservative agenda following the vote, and with its ambition to spur change in private media ownership towards outlets more favorable to its ambitions.”We need to take care of the issue of values more than before,” he told state broadcaster TVP. “There is also the matter of an imbalance among the media.”Some observers say Trzaskowski’s strong showing could energize the opposition, which has struggled until now to formulate a cohesive narrative in the face of the PiS success in winning over many Poles with its economic and social agenda. Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country’s isolation in the European Union.Nearly final results from Sunday’s presidential election put him on more than 51%, giving him an assailable lead over Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who won almost 49% of the votes, the National Election Commission said.Duda is allied with the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, and his victory will give the government a new mandate to pursue reforms of the judiciary and media which the executive European Commission says subvert democratic standards.